verb groups such as "was given", "were taken", "had been made", which are used when the subject of the verb is the person or thing that is affected by the action. Compare with active voice.
A voice form of the verb that represents the subject as receiver of the action. Heb: "This land was given to us as our possession" (Ezek. 11:15). Gk: "You were marked in him with a seal" (Eph. 1:13).
the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb; "`The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice"; "`The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive"
The passive voice emphasizes the receiver or an action by changing the usual order of the subject and object in a sentence. A sentence is in the passive voice when the subject does not perform the action; it receives the action or is the result of an action. The passive voice is formed with a form of be + the past participle of a transitive verb e.g. They were shot three times. It was painted by Michael.
transitive verb form in which the subject is acted upon.
The passive is formed with the auxiliary verb to be and the past participle of a verb. It’s used when the thing you are talking about is more important than the person who is doing it. ‘Cars are repair ed in this garage’ is an example of a passive sentence.
as compared to active voice, a less direct and often more wordy way of describing the activity of some agent; for example, "Help was requested by the user," is a passive versions of "The user requested help." Sometimes necessary, for example, if the performer(s) of some action wish to remain anonymous or cannot be identified: "A decision was made to eliminate 20 positions in the division"; "The bank was robbed at gunpoint."
Indicates that the subject is being acted upon (e.g. The secrets of electricity were discovered by Benjamin Franklin.) See Active voice
a sentence style in which the action is performed on the subject. Usually inferior to the active voice unless specifically called for. Active Voice example: The lightning struck the tree. Passive Voice example: The tree was struck by lightning. See for more information: 11 Rules of Writing Rule 10 Guide to Grammar and Style Passive vs. Active Voice
In a sentence in passive voice, the subject receives the action of the verb. The letter was mailed by me.
A verb form in which the subject of the verb is the receiver of some action or state indicated by the verb. Example: He was hit by the ball.
In the passive voice, the subject receives the action of the verb (eg The President was killed). See also Active Voice.
The form of the verb showing that its subject is not the agent performing the action of the verb but is rather the goal of that action: The ham was sliced by Emily. See also active voice.
In passive voice the subject receives the action with the use of a passive verb. A passive verb is a form of to beand a past participle: is believed, was believed, had been believed, will be believed.